Beyond the Atlantic: English Globetrotters and Transoceanic Connections

TitleBeyond the Atlantic: English Globetrotters and Transoceanic Connections
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsGames, Alison
JournalWilliam and Mary Quarterly
Volume63
Issue4
Pagination675-692
Date Published10/2006
Abstract

Beyond the Atlantic: English Globetrotters and Transoceanic Connections is the introductory article to the forum titled Beyond the Atlantic, published in the William and Mary Quarterly journal in October 2006. It provides an exploration of how the Atlantic as a geographical region became a logical unit of historical analysis. Games examines how the Atlantic became a geographic framework, which remedied some of the unnatural constraints imposed by preexisting national paradigms in historical research, particularly as they relate to the study of the early modern period in which borders were porous, contested, and shifting. The introduction relays an overview of how the pieces in the forum engage in these issues of history and geography, focusing especially on the spatial constraints of the Atlantic and the global dimensions of early modern European empires. 

The contributions to the Beyond the Atlantic forum include the following: 

URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/4491575
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